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FABBS Submits Comments on NIMH and NEI Strategic Plans and NIH Data Sharing Proposal

January 15, 2020

In response to requests for comment, FABBS provided feedback to draft strategic plans for the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Eye Institute (NEI). FABBS collaborated with the Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Sciences (CAAPS) on comments to NIMH. Dr. Josh Gordon, NIMH Director, had said that the revision would be a ‘refresh’ rather that a ‘rewrite’. The joint comments commended the NIMH on important

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Advisory Committee for SBE Meets, Discusses Goals and Challenges

December 18, 2019

The fall meeting of the NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic
Sciences (SBE) Advisory Committee took place on December 12-13. This committee
meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations, and oversight to the
Directorate concerning support for research, education, and human resources.

The meeting began with Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Assistant
Director, SBE, reviewing the directorate goals of advancing science, growing
the economy, enhancing safety and security,

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National Science Board and Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences Hold Fall Meetings

November 21, 2019

The National Science Board (NSB) met on November 19th and 20th. NSF Director, France Córdova, reviewed recent NSF activities and accomplishments including Nobel Prize and MacArthur winners supported by NSF. Córdova announced Convergence Accelerator awards for two Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Daniel Gorogg was among the new senior staff announced. He recently joined the Social, Behavioral and Economic

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NIH – FABBS Advocacy and Recent Awards

November 6, 2019

FABBS responded to NINDS Request for Comment on their strategic plan. Colleagues from National Academy for Neuropsychology (NAN), helped to inform FABBS’ comments. The submission encouraged NINDS to increase the integration of basic neuroscience/neurological research with neuropsychological research, including specific examples, as they move forward with their strategic plan. Another FABBS member society, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, also submitted comments.

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